A few weeks ago, I did my usual stop for wax. Every few months, I go in and buy ten sticks, which usually last me a while until I lose/give them away/fill them with dirt/use them for what they’re meant for. I did a quick calculation in my head when I was walking out the door with my bag of wax: if I’ve been surfing almost daily for ten years, and I’ve spent $15 on wax every two months, that means I’ve spent $900 on wax. I could have bought a shitty car for that. Or a ton of beer. Instead, I bought 600 bars of wax, all of which seems to be currently under my toenails or melted into the box of my truck.
So here’s how to make surf wax yourself. It’s pretty easy. Granted, buying it is easier. And the wax is better. But DIY is so in right now!